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Review | Makhafula Vilakazi’s Concerning Blacks

In Ramashia’s new project, the presence of violence in all facets of the Black existence is felt and responded to. This violence does not, however, define those involved in it and Blacks in general. Image by Tseliso Monaheng There is...

Album Review: Umkhondo by Poet Sabelo Soko

Zulu Poet Sabelo Soko returns with Umkhondo, his debut album after his EP in 2014.That the first album of 2017, reflecting the spread of the gloomy period in South Africa would come from a poet feels tremendously appropriate. This, as...

Twelve + One

Title: Twelve + One. Some Jo’burg poets: their artistic lives and poetry Edited by: Mike Alfred Publisher: Botsotso Publishing Year: 2014 Botsotso Publishing is best known for its literary journal, Botsotso as well as numerous poetry titles and the performances...

A Review of Poetry Potion: On Being Human // 2013.01

The world of Poetry is like the world of Jazz. There are multiple layers of nuanced existentialisms, familiar phrases, essentialist expressions and traditions within mores and cultural pros and cons. There are also parallel universes or multi-verses, literal meanings and...